Metal detectorist finds sword pyramid from time of mysterious Sutton Hoo burial

This 1,400-year-old sword pyramid was found by a metal detectorist in Norfolk county in the UK. It is made of gold and garnet stones. (Image credit: Photo courtesy Norfolk County Council)

A metal detectorist in England discovered a tiny pyramid-shaped artifact that may have been used by an elite warrior at the top of his scabbard. 

The 1,400-year-old sword pyramid is about 0.24 inches (6 millimeters) high and 0.47 inches (12 mm) long at its base. 

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